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Nigeria Records 58 New COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria Records 58 New Covid-19 Cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections tally is now almost sixty thousand, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 58 new cases on Sunday.

NCDC also announced the discharge of fifty persons in the previous twenty four hours. No death was recorded in the country.

The new cases were found in nine states.  Plateau chopped 18, Lagos recorded 15 and Katsina 10. Ogun, Kaduna, Edo, Ekiti, FCT, and Ondo recorded cases in very low single digits.

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Fifty thousand seven hundred sixty-eight cases have been discharged across the country. So far eleven hundred and thirty deaths have been recorded.

Meanwhile, the health agency says it is not time for Nigerians to let down their guard because coronavirus is still in the country, and all health protocols are still in place.

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National coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu says Nigerians arriving in the country will bear the cost of covid-19 tests because the federal government cannot afford free covid-19 tests for passengers.

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Aliyu explained that the country would run out of test kits if it chooses to test the 5,000 to 7,000 daily arrivals into the country.

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NCDC Reports 133 New COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one hundred thirty-three new covid-19 cases and two deaths across the country on Sunday.

The new cases were confirmed in eight states and the federal capital territory.

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Lagos, was first on the list with ninety cases, followed by rivers with 13, and FCT with eight. Plateau recorded the least number with one infection.

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56,611 patients have been discharged so far.  Thirty-seven hundred and four cases are still active.

Eleven hundred, twenty-five fatalities have been recorded since the first covid-19 case was recorded in the country.

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Kogi, Sokoto and Adamawa are the only states with no current active case.

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#EndSARS Protest In Benin: Obaseki Declares 24-Hour Curfew

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British Govt Makes Fresh Threats Ahead Of Edo, Ondo Governorship Elections

The protest story is not quite the same in Edo State where authorities say hoodlums, posing as genuine protesters, attacked three police stations, carted away arms and ammunition and then flung open jail doors, setting prisoners free.

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The police say they cannot ascertain the level of damage, but confirmed reports that the protesters set some of the facilities ablaze and freed some detainees.

Meanwhile, Edo state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state to curb the violence.

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The state government says this became necessary because of the vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums who posed as #EndSARS protesters.

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The government has also directed all schools and businesses to shut down activities as the curfew went into effect at 4 pm on Monday.

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IG Lists Requirements Of SWAT Operatives As Training Begins Today

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Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, has said operatives of the new police tactical team will operate under very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices, as they begin training today, Monday.

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The I.G. also says no personnel of the defunct special anti-robbery squad will be a member of the new team.

Adamu says the swat training is in partnership with the International Committee of THE Red Cross (ICRC) and other development partners.

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He further says the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven years working experience with clean service records, no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms and are physically fit to withstand the rigours of swat training and operations.

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